Location: Student Services Center, Room 108 (SSC-108)
Telephone: (510) 215-3934 or (510) 215-3936
Summer 2014 Hours
Monday through Thursday 9am-6pm
Closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (hours are subject to change)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE SUMMER
Drop-ins are only available during these hours and for quick academic planning and troubleshooting and about 15-20 minutes–first come, first served*. You may call the office for estimated current wait times. There are no scheduled appointments with general counseling during the Summer term with the exception of Financial Aid Appeals, Reinstatements for the fall semester and Educational Plans that are required for those utilizing their VA/GI Bill benefits.
*Tip for EOPS students–you may receive help sooner by contacting the EOPS office for their counselors’ availability and scheduling an appointment instead of waiting to be seen by general counseling as a drop-in.
ATTENTION NEW STUDENTS !!!
Please follow the Steps to Success (click on left-hand menu) for detailed information to ensure you are on the right path to earning your associate degree and/or transferring to a four-year institution. After applying and receiving a student ID number (and applying for financial aid if applicable), you must first complete an assessment test in English and math before registering for COUNS-108 Introduction to college.
This course will prepare you for college and help you with your educational planning and academic goals. You may contact the Counseling Center or Assessment Center for a test appointment or schedule online by selecting ‘Students’ on the navigation menu and then selecting the ‘Assessment’ tab and scrolling down the page to ‘Book an Assessment Appointment’.
Registering for COUNS-108 is done through the InSite/WebAdvisor portal, just as with any college course; 0.3 units and the cost is about $10. We recommend taking COUNS-108 before the semester you plan on registering for classes. For example, if enrolling for a Fall term you should apply for the Summer term in order to register for COUNS-108 in the Summer.This will also you help you get a better priority registration date for the next term once you complete COUNS-108
Our professionally trained counselors are delighted to be part of your educational journey. Our interest is in students’ success and will do what is within our scope to assist you in reaching your educational goals. Our counselors are committed to meeting the various needs of Contra Costa College’s diverse student population. As counselors, we act as support persons who help and can guide you through educational planning, decision-making, goal setting, and outlining the steps necessary to reach academic, career, and personal goals.
Counseling Department Mission Statement
Contra Costa College counselors embrace the belief that every human being is unique and capable of growth. To this end, it is our commitment to assist students with planning and decisions which affect their educational, career and personal goals. It is our aim to provide this assistance in a confidential, positive, and supportive environment in which students feel free to voice their ideas and issues related to pursuing their goals. It is our intent, as well as our responsibility to respect the dignity and diverse needs of each student, and to encourage growth and development in the best interest of each student. Finally, we strive to provide appropriate support and instructor which empowers students to achieve their goals.
Counselors are available to assist students and provide services in the following areas:
- Academic counseling to clarify educational goals and develop educational plans
- Career counseling and assessment to explore interests, skills, values, work attitudes and personality traits related to the career decision making process
- Personal counseling to uncover factors serving as barriers to future success and strategies to overcome them
- Information on satisfying requirements necessary for transferring to four-year public, private and out-of-state colleges and universities
- Vocational rehabilitation for students with disabilities
- Academic and progress probation counseling
- Veterans counseling and educational planning services
To schedule an appointment, call or visit our office, or schedule an appointment using our online appointment system.
Students may schedule either a half-hour or up to one hour educational planning appointments in order to get assistance from a counselor. Drop-in counseling services for ten to fifteen minute intervals are normally offered on a daily basis. Counseling appointments are usually booked out 2-3 weeks in advance, so please plan accordingly!